Sunday, May 5, 2013

Fact of the Day: Eastern Capital

The name of Japan's capital city Tokyo (東京) literally means "eastern capital". Which would make sense as Tokyo became the capital in the 19th century in place of Kyoto which is located in western Japan.   

21 comments:

Pilar Domínguez said...

Very interesting! I didn´t know this.And Tokyo and Kyoto has the same letters but changes the order. Kisses:)

Unknown said...

quite interesting

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Pat Hatt said...

I guess they like to be literal

Unknown said...

So interesting informations!xx

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Yes, that makes sense!

Dana said...

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Christine said...

Interesting fact!

FilipBlog said...

Again something new I learned of Tokyo. I also didn't see this small temple when we were there.

Greetings,
Filip

Caramella said...

Yes indeed, 'toh' means 'east' in Japanese while 'kyo' means 'capital city'.

DeniseinVA said...

Fascinating and I would love to visit Tokyo one day.

DEZMOND said...

yep, it's a relatively modern capital.

Anna and Klaudia said...

I would like to visit Japan some day :)

Kay said...

You'd think I'd know that (don't tell my mom)! Thank you for reminding me.

Blue Grumpster said...

I didn't know that. But now I do. In fact, from now on I've always known it.

Anna and Klaudia said...

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Linda said...

Thanks so much for sharing, Adam, great post.

Fundy Blue said...

Hi Adam!
I enjoy your blog so much! You go in so many directions in a short week!

Congrats ~ definitely belatedly ~ on your third anniversary with Daisy!

You posted on a number of issues that are so important to me. Like separation of state and religion. It certainly doesn't seem like we have made much progress since Pres. Munroe's days. Could we please embrace tolerance as a nation?

And don't even get me started on the Florida recount. I try not to fall into the what-ifs ~ but we would be in a very different place right now if Gore had won!

Jason Collins coming out was a brave stance. I hadn't heard the number 98 story ~ but I certainly remember in gut-wrenching detail the story of Matthew Shephard's murder ~ which was horrendous!

Thank you for all your informative posts, but especially thank you for speaking out on important issues.

And the test! OMG ~ as a teacher and as a scientist, it made my skin crawl! I volunteered in the Denver Museum of Nature and Science's fossil lab for well over a decade, and the curators and others who dealt with the public were always having to deal with Creationists. They liked to come and try to bait anyone who stood for science over religion. That test was unbelievable!

Have a great week!

The Yum List said...

Sometimes names are so simple.

MEcoy said...

another great thing to know about japan

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Tokyo is one of my favorite cities in the world!

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